Digital access codes for more than 200 Play Station Network games and game-related content for PSP (and PS3) entertainment systems, have now been made available from Amazon.
According to Paul Ryder, vice president of consumer electronics for Amazon:
PlayStation Network games are an important addition and we plan to continue making it easier for customers to instantly enjoy new content as well as their favorite games from the comfort of their living rooms.
The new deal between PlayStation and Amazon means that we can purchase digital access codes for download via the Amazon Video Game Store as well as the PlayStationNetwork.
Is that a benefit to us? Well, if Amazon gives us better prices, or special deals, maybe! Plus it is handy that all the addons are in one place and easy to find.
Some of the games already on offer include - Flower(TM), PAIN, PixelJunk(TM) Eden, Wipeout Pure and classics like Twisted Metal®:Head-On.
Over the two month or so from the beginning of 2008, the three major game platforms (Sony, PSP and Nintendo) are seeing the release of a big action games for at least one of their game platforms:
God Of War - Chains of Olympus, released by Sony for PSP: March 4, 2008 (Trailer HERE)
Devil May Cry 4 released by Capcom for Xbox February 5, 2008 (Trailer HERE)
Samurai Warriors: Katana Released by KOEI for Nintendo Wii in January, 2008 (Trailer HERE)
But for my money, the games that have been released for the Wii have not really taken advantage of the game technology of the Wii so the poorer graphics and story line just does not cut it. My initial enthusiasm to add a Wii to my game platforms has waned in the light of the game quality I see.
Perhaps Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will finally move the Wii platform into games that really excite the imagination and challenge the senses! Produced by LucasArts for Nintendo Wii, the release date for the Nintendo platforms are still vague and given the competition from other leading platforms (the game will be released for Xbox (July), PSP (April), PS2(?) and PS3(July) Nintendo will have its work cut out beating these platforms even with the bonuses that the Wii offer to players.
Its a shame, really, because the Wii does add a fantastic new dimension to game play. But unless Nintendo can get games developed that really take advantage of their system along with sophisticated graphics then they are likely to be beaten at their own game as Sony and Microsoft develop their own “wii” sytsem!
Xbox Australia is organising a few charity events because of the launch of Halo 3 for Xbox 360. They’re selling about 15 autographed Xbox 360 gameconsoles to support charity and promote their new game. These one-of-a-kind painted consoles have signatures of artists including Ice Cube (as pictured), Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, the Pussycat Dolls, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Talib Kweli and many others.
Many media report that Halo 3 is available since this week, and even the BBC decided they would let their viewers know that Halo 3 from Bungie is now available for Microsoft’s Xbox 360. But they made a huge mistake: during the newsitem the BBC was showing footage of Killzone 2 for Sony’s PlayStation 3.
On several gameforums people are complaining about scratched Halo 3 discs in the Limited Edition box of the game. This Special Edition version, a must have for all Xbox 360 fans, comes in a special black package, but the holder that keeps the disc in its position is too flat. When the box is being shaked around too much the disc gets scratched.
This problem only occurs with the Limited Edition versions of the game, there aren’t any complaints about the Legendary and normal edition of the game. Not only consumers but also several gameshops are complaining about the Limited Edition DVD. Bungie and Microsoft haven’t respond on the news yet.
Microsoft has announced its line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2007. We’ll be seeing over 82 Xbox 360 games and a few Xbox Live Arcade games as well.
Titles as Halo 3, Assassin’s Creed, Devil May Cry 4 and Medal of Honor: Airborne will be playable on the showfloor. (more…)
Electronic Arts announced during the Leipzig Games Convention that FIFA 08 features a ‘Be a Pro’ mode, and today the first video taken from this new mode was uploaded. Check out how Ronaldinho gets on the soccerfield in the Xbox 360 version. In this new mode you control only one player, so that one goal that you score must feel really good.
EA is ready to compete Activision and king of the legendary 900 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground. Today Electronic Arts threw two funny
commercials for the upcoming SKATE game online. Looks like it’s all
about training the small muscles in your thumbs to own SKATE.